Once in a while our schedules converge and we find ourselves with something on the calendar nearly every night of the week. This is likely par-for-the-course for those of you with children, however, we strive to avoid these situations. But this week the situation is unavoidable.
We have the Minnesota Mycological Society meeting to start the week. This month the mushroom lovers will be discussing the upcoming foraging forays for the annual spring morels. I have to convince Lisa to sign the waiver so we can participate in the foraging. Lisa mentioned this in an earlier blog. She wonders why my hobby must include a death and injury waiver. But I think she secretly is looking forward to it!
That meeting is to be followed by a celebration of the latest class of Stephen’s Ministers at a nearby church. Stephen’s Ministries has been an important part of my development as a believer and to see the addition of new Stephen Ministers will be a happy occasion. In short Stephen Ministers are trained to provide one on one Christian care to hurting people. The training takes six months, so it will be fun to meet the latest class.
Another exciting opportunity will be a concert on Friday. As a part of the lead up to Easter, we’re going to attend the Andrew Peterson concert at New Hope Church (scroll down the linked page for Gospel information at New Hope.) Concert time is April 15 @7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) The concert is free, so if you’re interested, please show up!
You can check out a sample of Andrew’s music here:
We have painters coming to paint two rooms in our house as well this week. Plus we started building shelves in one of our closets. So we’ve cleared furniture and emptied closet contents in preparation for that work, so the house is in a temporary state of confusion.
If you have any advice for how you manage through busy weeks, please leave us your ideas as comments as we’re sure it will help!